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Fasting and Feasting Through Islam’s Most Holy Month

A few years back, I spent a summer interning at a refugee resettlement agency. I expected to learn about our…

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Fasting in Abrahamic Faiths

“O you who believe! Prescribed for you is the Fast, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that…

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Pain Doesn’t Differ: Turkish Refugees Help Greek Fire Victims

Gasparetto (not his real name)[1] was a young Turkish medical student when he was arrested and imprisoned for eight months…

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Ramadan and Yom Kippur: Why Afflict Ourselves By Fasting? – Allen S. Maller

Jalal al-Din al-Rumi taught, “Ritual prayer can be different in every religion, but belief never changes” (Fihi Mafih). In the…

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I Am An Immigrant – Lawrence Brazier

I really am an immigrant. I am British and I (rather favorably) married an Austrian girl and we have lived…

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A Culture of Peace – Deborah Moldow

The 21st century finds humanity at a crossroads. After centuries of material progress have brought undreamed of comforts, and travel…

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Building a Society of Noble Ideals – M. Fethullah Gulen

The humans of this age have been victimized by a lack of idealism. Sometimes, in addition to lacking idealism, these…